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Blinker the Star
1. September Already
2. Below the Sliding Doors
3. Crazy Eyes
4. All Dreamed Out
5. Pretty Pictures
6. On This Earth
7. I Am a Fraction
8. There's Nowhere You Can Hide
9. Right Kind of Girl
10. Your Big Night, Sandy!
11. Strange as They Say
12. Star Behind the Star, The
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 450203
Jordon Zadrozny; Jordon Zadorozny; Ken Andrews
Scott Mathers; Ken Andrews; Steve Churchyard
Blinker The Star: Jordon Zadorzny (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Pete Frolander (bass); Kellii Scott (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Ken Andrews (guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); Brad Laner (guitar, bass); John Parish (slide guitar); Charlie Bisharat, Joel Derouin (violin); David Campbell (viola); Larry Corbet (cello); Greg Wells (piano); Justin Meldal-Johnson, Lee Sklar (bass); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, tabla).
Recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California.
Personnel: Blinker the Star (slide guitar, drums); Jordon Zadorozny (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Ken Andrews (guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); Brad Laner (guitar, bass guitar); John Parish (slide guitar); Joel Derouin, Charlie Bisharat (violin); David Campbell (viola); Larry Corbett (cello); Greg Wells (piano); Pete Frolander, Leland Sklar, Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass guitar); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, tabla); Kelli Scott (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park CA; Rumbo Records.
Photographers: Rupert Truman; Matthew Welch .
With an interesting mix of rock and power pop, Blinker the Star has been able to forge a name for itself within the music community since the band's 1995 self-titled debut. AUGUST EVERYWHERE is the band's third album and its first for Dreamworks Records. The material feels the influence of some classic pop songwriters--"Pretty Pictures" sounds like classic ELO while "On This Earth" sounds like it could pass as a lost Beatles track. Some of the other tracks that shine are "September Already," "The Star Behind the Star," and "Right Kind of Girl," which has a songwriting texture not unlike the work of Elliot Smith.
Rolling Stone (9/30/99, p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...surround-sound arena rock, a collection of smart arrangements brimming with evocative lines and hard-to-shake choruses..."
Spin (11/99, p.194) - 8 out of 10 - "...the last native tongue of a museum tribe: guitar-scored elaborations on a lost theme, lovely as they are irrelevant...utterly pleasurable because the stakes are so low you can't get under them....It's just music. Exactly. Copacetic. Poignant."
Alternative Press (10/99, p.80) - 3 out of 5 - "...long rumored as heir to [Kurt] Cobain's throne....AUGUST EVERYWHERE proves [Jordon Zadorozny] has the musical chops for the role..."
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